at Mon Jan 2 07:56:35 2012 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHFaust ]
Sorry for the delayed response.
A few of these suggestions will probably get me flack, but here is the deal. You have an animal that is recovering from starvation and need to help slowly nurse its system back.
Keep a very close eye on water consumption. If you do NOT see the animal drinking, while recouping it is very important to also soak the animal. Warm water soaks to start the day will aid in encouraging normal behavior as well as stimulating the animal.
Here is what is gonna tweak people. There are a few exceptionally lovely, high quality dog foods. Now I am not talking alpo here. I use a specific brand, Wysong. I am able to increase water intake by using this diet. I take a few spoonfuls and and mix in more water. This is offered with a few pinks. www.wysong.net/products/aujus-natural-healthy-dog-cat-ferret-food.php I prefer the rabbit. This is offered in recovery. It aids in me offering needed medication as well. The stink of the food is impressive and even a half dead monitor will go nuts.
Offering many small meals will be most helpful. This will prevent issues if the stomach has shrunk because of the starvation. I tend to offer food multiple times of day for the really rough ones. It gives them the chance to absorb more.
Doing rescue for so long, these are a few tips.
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